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Nesbitt’s Meat Market: Hayward’s hard work ethic reflects success of downtown business

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Adam Hayward.

The sign reads “Nesbitt’s Meat Market,” but though Jim Nesbitt still drops in for a chat on Saturday mornings, for the past 19 years it’s Adam Hayward who has owned and operated the business. And it was over 30 years ago that Hayward, at 13, began working part-time there as a ‘clean-up lad.’

Through high-school and as he completed a butchery program at George Brown College and business management at Humber, Hayward took on additional responsibilities and gained skills in cutting and grinding and running a business.

“Jim Nesbitt was a great mentor and friend who still helps me to this day,” says Hayward. Beyond the technical skills, the lessons that stayed with Hayward were to work hard, treat customers and employees with respect, and offer a quality product at a fair price.

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Independent coffee shop has become vibrant community hub

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Boiling Over is a big supporter of the arts community, with its open mic nights on the third Friday of each month. Photo: Roderick Benns.

On any given day it’s easy to see the City’s business getting done. No, we’re not at City Hall right now in your faithful scribe’s scenario. We are, in fact, at Boiling Over’s Coffee Vault in downtown Lindsay.

Meetings take place between City officials here. Economic Development might stop by for a tête-à-tête. Community groups meet to plan their activities. It’s not all business, of course. There’s socializing and debate, conversations and interviews. It’s a mix of millennials, Generation Z, Generation X, and Boomers. (Well, pretty much all ages.)

I’ve seen teachers lesson planning, students doing homework, and artists talking music.

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Ark Hair and Beauty: Salon for individuals, supply store for retailers, stylists

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Ark Hair and Beauty, Lindsay.

Ali and Rozina Tirmizi, wanting to get away from the unrelenting hustle and bustle of Toronto, have brought big town beauty with small town prices to Kawartha Lakes with Ark Hair and Beauty. Their hope is that their business will help not only individual customers but the many salons and stylists who work in the area.

For salons and stylists in Lindsay and the surrounding area, it’s the closest beauty outlet to home. The owners believe this has filled a crucial gap in Lindsay.

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Lindsay’s prestigious Adelaide Place to proceed with phase two of development

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Lindsay’s prestigious Adelaide Place to proceed with phase two of development

In a well-attended ceremony earlier this week, Lindsay’s prestigious Adelaide Place broke ground on its second phase.

To be ready within a year and a half to two years, the new development represents a $32 million dollar investment in the community which has been operating its first phase since January 2011. The project is also expected to create more than 150 short-term construction and skilled labour positions and employ a total of 75 full and part-time employees when it is fully operational.

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